Make It Sew: The Costume Blog – Lindy Hemming


Lindy Hemming was born on August 21, 1948 in Wales and is a graduate of RADA.

Selected Costume Design Credits

2014 Paddington

2012 The Dark Knight Rises


Bane was meant to look like a cross between a dictator and a revolutionary, I designed the coat myself — it took a year. We took inspiration from a Swedish army jacket and a French Revolution frock coat and amalgamated the two. It was a pain to have made, because in LA shearling is not their sort of thing: there weren’t the tailors who could work with the fabric.”

2010 Clash of the Titans

(L-r) POLLY WALKER as Cassiopeia, VINCENT REGAN as King Kepheus and ALEXA DAVALOS as Andromeda in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "Clash of the Titans,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

2008 The Dark Knight


“You say, ‘What’s the rationale for him being able to dress like this?’ That’s when I started looking at the pop world and I ended up looking at the Sex Pistols and Johnny Rotten,” says Hemming. “I was just thinking, ‘Well, there are plenty of guys out there who actually are as extreme as this, and there’s nothing wrong with doing it.’ You’ve got to make it look like someone really dresses like this. It can’t just be, ‘Hello, I’m putting on my costume.’ It’s got to be wherever he lives and whatever he’s been doing, he’s been wearing that.”

2006 Casino Royale

2005 Batman Begins


2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

2002 Die Another Day

2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

1999 The World Is Not Enough

1999 Topsy-Turvy  – Oscar win for Outstanding Costume Design


1997 Tomorrow Never Dies

1997 Prince Valiant

1996 Blood and Wine

1995 GoldenEye

1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral

1993 Naked

1992 Waterland

1992 Blame It on the Bellboy

1991 Hear My Song

1990 Life Is Sweet

1990 The Krays

1989 Queen of Hearts


Character Of The Week: Yin- Hathor

Those of you who pay close attention to the Also Awesome section of this post every week will be familiar with the name of this weeks featuree. Yin is almost always there, but has never actually had a COTW nod until now, and to be honest I couldn’t exactly explain why. It’s certainly not through lack of skills. But this week she pulled a blinder with this rendition of the Egyptian Goddess of Motherhood and the Sky. I mean just look at the shading on the dress. For once I don’t actually have words for how beautiful and natural it looks. And I adore the lintless insignia patterns Yin uses for backgrounds. It is a great signature effect and really makes her work stand out and catch the viewers eye. Then you have the actual construction of the costume. The head piece is fantastic, the dress simple and magnificently patterned and the transparent sections really add that extra something to make it even more special. And the expression, so regal. Kids, quick tip, this is how you get COTW. Do something this good. Because this is as close to perfect as you can get.


Gallery- Gods & Goddesses Of Egypt

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No Open Critique Day this week

I’m sorry guys, but, as it says in the title, there isn’t going to be a Open Critique Day this week. I’ve just recently had surgery, and I’m still recovering.

I should be better by next week, though.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #73

It is once again time for our bi-weekly caption contest and this weeks Gif to be caption is :

Harley Knock

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday September 29th. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Forgotten Freshness #1

Hows it going everybody? I’m Nug and I want to welcome you to the First Ever instance of…


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Power User Profiles: Suleman

So, as promised, Power User Profiles are coming back for a short run. Don’t expect this to be very regular, on a weekly schedule or anything, I’ll be posting these as soon as one of the people I’ve contacted gets back to me, though I’ll try and have them up on a Tuesday like they used to be.

Anyway, this weeks featuree, what to say about him. Well, personally, I’d say he’s probably one of the most overlooked creators in the community. His work isn’t all that flashy, but his poses are always excellent, his shading atmospheric and his costumes manage to tread that oh so fine line of being visually appealing and believably functional in real life. Whether it be fantasy, oriental crime or wrestling, his work is never short of fantastic. Which isn’t bad for someone who claims they don’t know what they’re doing. So ladies and gentlemens, please welcome to the Power User club, Suleman.

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Pop Quiz – Results!

Four entries this week. So here we go…

Keric used some lovely colours and interesting shapes to create this fall landscape.

Autumn Keric

Geno used similar colours when creating this autumnal goddess.


Dreadyacht chose to portray Captain Autumn;

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And Cliff, once again, takes us to a world of sprites and faeries with strategically placed leaves.


And this week the winner is…Keric! Simple, well composed and beautifully coloured. Please join me in congratulating Keric.

See you Saturday!

Character Design Contest ♯140- Getting Emotional

Okay guys, going all kinds of throw-back here, well, for me anyway. On the suggestion of Sabrina on last weeks CDC suggestions blog post, we’re going to revisit the theme for what was my third contest in charge of the CDC’s. What I want you guys to do is create a character or abstract piece that represents an emotion. It can be any emotion, so joy, fear, anger etc. but you can only portray one per picture, unless you’re doing ambivalence, in which case, good luck.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.


HM3: Headbanging Good!



Whiz Bang presents the winning items from Poll #001. Ocean Master Helmet (well, it’s kind of masky if you ask me) and Ant Man Helmet. You can find Ocean Master in Headgear/Fantasy and the Ant Man Helmet in Headgear/Military. I also created some ears using the Ocean Master artwork. These can be found in Ears/Standard. In addition I made a bishop hat (perfect for evil priest concepts), a crown-like headpiece ( I designed this for my villain character, Sovereign), and another piece that reminds me of an eraser head (I’m sure the Machinists will find some use for it). The bishop hat and crown piece can be found in Headgear/Fantasy and the eraser/stump hat can be found in Headgear/Modern. I’ve also included the Japanese mask that I made for Weilyn. I hadn’t pointed out that this had gone live when I first uploaded it weeks ago so I included it with this post. It can be found in Headgear/Mask.

Character Design Contest ♯139 (Colourful) Poll

Honourable Mentions go to: Anarchangel, Cliff, RobM & Vengeance